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How does inguinal hernia form in older adults?

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When older adults get a direct inguinal hernia, it's usually because the muscles of their abdominal wall have weakened.

From: What Is an Inguinal Hernia? WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Inguinal Hernia."

Mayo Clinic: "Inguinal hernia: Diagnosis," "Inguinal Hernia: Symptoms," "Inguinal Hernia: Overview."

PubMed Health: "Spermatic Cord."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

SOURCES:

National Institute of Diabetes and Digestive and Kidney Diseases: "Inguinal Hernia."

Mayo Clinic: "Inguinal hernia: Diagnosis," "Inguinal Hernia: Symptoms," "Inguinal Hernia: Overview."

PubMed Health: "Spermatic Cord."

Reviewed by William Blahd on September 8, 2017

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